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Beyond the Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infection Bundle: The Value of the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Continuing Evidence-Based Practice Changes
TLDR
Infection rates in CCU decreased from a high of 1.5 per 1000 line days down to 0 in June 2011, with the last CLABSI occurring in May 2010. Expand
High frequency of yeast carriage on hands of hospital personnel
TLDR
The hands of 36 nurses and 21 nonnursing hospital employees were tested by culture with a modification of the broth wash technique and found to harbor yeasts on their hands. Expand
Comparison of three methods for recovery of yeasts from hands of health-care workers
TLDR
The antimicrobial agent-supplemented bag wash method identified the greatest number of yeast carriers and yielded the most yeast isolates, especially non-C. Expand
Evidence Based Fact Sheet: An Effective Method for Implementing Change
TLDR
An Evidence Based Fact Sheet (EBFS) was developed to provide concise, comprehensive education on use of a 2% chlorhexidine preparation for skin antisepsis for catheter insertion and dressings as recommended by the CDC Guidelines for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections. Expand
Staff hand hygiene monitors: How do you get them done?
TLDR
This program utilized a high school student seeking healthcare-related work experience to conduct initial labor-intensive baseline hand hygiene monitors to achieve its goal of determining a baseline compliance rate for all direct patient care areas. Expand
Finding the Clinical Nurse Specialist Voice and Articulating Value
TLDR
A subcommittee meets regularly to collaborate on system issues but had not formally presented to organizational leadership regarding outcomes, so a goal was set to describe and illustrate the value of the CNS role by highlighting specialty specific outcomes achieved during the past year. Expand
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